Echo Dot speaker prices drop to an all-time low for Black Friday

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If you’re in the market for a budget-friendly smart speaker or two (or three) this Black Friday, it might be worth casting a glance in Amazon’s direction. Several Echo devices went on sale last week, and now you can save on more. Among them is the Echo Dot with Clock. It’s $35 at the moment, which is $25 lower than the regular price. These are the lowest prices we’ve seen for either device.

Buy Echo Dot with Clock at Amazon – $35

The Echo Dot is a smaller version of the Echo speaker. Amazon changed the design last year from a flat hockey-puck look to a spherical one. The Echo Dot with Clock is pretty much the same device save for the addition of an LED clock display..

We gave the Echo Dot a score of 88 in our review, finding that it offered decent sound quality for the price. The 3.5mm audio out jack is a plus, as is the option to tap the speaker to snooze the alarm. There are physical volume controls, a mic mute button and a button that activates Alexa without having to say the wake word. The voice assistant is the main w ay people will interact with the device, of course.

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Elsewhere, Amazon has discounted a bundle of the Echo Show 8 and a Blink Mini camera. They typically cost $165 when buying them together, but the bundle is available right now for $95.

Buy Echo Show 8 and Blink Mini bundle at Amazon – $95

Amazon upgraded the Echo Show 8 over the summer with a faster processor and better camera than the previous model. When you’re on a video call, the device can follow you around a room using digital panning and zooming. In our review, we highlighted the quality of the display and audio.

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You can use the smart display to watch a live feed from the Blink Mini. The indoor camera captures video at a resolution of 1080p, and it offers motion detection and two-way audio. Users can control the Blink Mini with another supported Alexa-enabled device or the Blink app too.

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All products recommended by The Madison Leader Gazette are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

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